10.15.2011

October 14, 2011

White Dog threw herself upside down into my arms and looked up pathetically. Her nose was runny and I could hear a bit of gurgly congestion as she breathed. "Poor baby," I cooed wrapping her in the blankets with me. "You don't feel well do you?" She grunted a sad little sound and snuggled against me. As we cuddled together in the quiet early morning I heard Nuka in the other room coughing in her sleep. A bit later, I felt YoYoMa's hot breath on my back. Steve leaned over me to greet him and said, "uh-oh, we have another one!" YAWD also had a runny snooter and he sighed as Steve pet him.

"OK White Dog Army, today is a sickie day." I decided. "Everyone gets extra vitamins, must drink LOTS of water, and is going to nap as much as possible." Quinn and Steve were assigned the task of making a healing pot of chicken and rice soup with lots of good veggies and just a touch of vitamin C rich red chiles. This, we would all share for dinner.

As we untangled and moved toward starting the day, Puff joined us. She has been lethargic for a couple of days but has showed no symptoms of a cold. White Dog and AWD have been a bit snipey toward her and she has been keeping to herself. At her entry, YoYoMa pushed his way through the group to grab the Littlest One in a not very romantic maneuver to have his way. She snarled and sat down. At 14 and permanently lung damaged from heartworms, our vet has recommended not spaying her.

Steve and I both quickly counted on our fingers since Yo's arrival (and Puff's last heat)..."OH NO!" we cried in unison.

10 comments:

Brian said...

Oh no, hopefully the time will pass wuickly. I sure hope the colds get all better soon too.

Mr. Pip said...

Ruh Roh! Sounds like you broke them up just in time! Hope everyone feels better soon. Chicken soup sounds yummy!

Your pal, Pip

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, we hope you all feel better real soon. Having lots of family snuggles will make you feel good.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Fortunately, everyone else in the White Dog Army has been neutered and spayed, but it seems like YoYoMa definately remembers...Quinn's interest in heightened but gentlemanly.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no you have tough times ahead. I hope the colds get better soon and I wish for you healing love to go through the next days. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh no, here we go again. We hope YoYoMa is a bit tamer this time with the neutering well behind him. And with all the sniffles, it can't be much fun. Here's hoping the good soup and extra vitamins bring about some quick improvement.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh nose....every buddy is sickie? Not much fun. I'm sending you lots of healing vibes and Florida sunshine hoping it'll make all of you feel better.

rottrover said...

Oh WDA! Chicken soup and cuddles are always the best remedy for colds. Hope the romance can be kept at bay!!

Sagira said...

I sure hope that everyone feels better soon.

Kari in Vegas said...

oh we hope every gets all better soon

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com